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Tito Gobbi sings Verdi and Puccini

Extracts from Rigoletto, Gianni Schicchi and Tosca – 1965

Tito Gobbi sings Verdi and Puccini Extracts from Rigoletto, Gianni Schicchi and Tosca – 1965

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Extracts from Rigoletto, Gianni Schicchi and Tosca, all three filmed by the BBC at the height of Tito Gobbi's operatic career, at a time when he was in demand internationally and in particular at Covent Garden.

This programme was released to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his birth in October 2013. Many viewers will be familiar with the programmes as they were originally broadcast in 1966 as part of the Great Characters in Opera TV series produced by Patricia Foy for the BBC, comprising 7 hour-long programmes. Gobbi's portrayal of the three roles featured on this programme leaves the viewer in no doubt as to why he was so popular on screen (he had appeared in approximately 25 films by the time of his death in 1984).

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Program

  • Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto
    • I, 2: "Quel vecchio maledivami!" (Rigoletto, Sparafucile)
    • I, 2: "Pari siamo!" (Rigoletto)
    • I, 2: "Figlia! Mio padre!" (Rigoletto, Gilda, Giovanna)
    • I, 2: "Ah, veglia, o donna" (Rigoletto, Gilda)
    • II: "Povero Rigoletto!" (Marullo, Rigoletto, Coro, Borsa, Ceprano, Paggio)
    • II: "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata" (Rigoletto)
    • II: "Mio padre!... Dio! mia Gilda!" (Gilda, Rigoletto, Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Coro)
    • II: "Poiché fosti invano da me maledetto... Si, vendetta, tremenda vendetta" (Monterone, Rigoletto, Gilda)
  • Giacomo Puccini, Gianni Schicchi
    • "E lui... Quale aspetto sgomento e desolato!" (Rinuccio, Schicchi, Lauretta, Gherardo, Zita)
    • "Brava la vecchia! Brava!" (Schicchi, Lauretta, Rinuccio, Zita, La Ciesca, Nella, Gherardo, Simone, Marco, Betto)
    • "O mio babbino caro" (Lauretta)
    • "Datemi il testamento!" (Schicchi, Lauretta, Rinuccio, Zita, La Ciesca, Nella, Gherardo, Marco, Simone, Betto)
    • "Per la casa, la mula, i mulini" (Simone, Schicchi, Zita, Betto, Nella, La Ciesca, Gherardo, Marco)
    • "Prima un avvertimento!" (Schicchi)
    • "Addio, Firenze" (Schicchi, Zita, La Ciesca, Nella, Gherardo, Marco, Simone, Betto)
    • "Lauretta mia" (Rinuccio, Lauretta, Schicchi)
  • Giacomo Puccini, Tosca
    • I: "Un tal baccano in chiesa!" (Scarpia, Sagrestano, Spoletta)
    • I: "Tosca? Che non mi veda... Mario! Maria!" (Scarpia, Tosca, Sagrestano)
    • I: "Ed io venivo a lui tutta dogliosa" (Tosca, Scarpia)
    • I: "Tre sbirri, una carrozza" (Scarpia, Spoletta, Coro)
    • II: "Tosca è un buon falco!" (Scarpia, Sciarrone)
    • II: «Salvatelo!... Io? Voi!" (Tosca, Scarpia)
    • II: "Vissi d'arte" (Tosca)
    • II: "Vedi, le man giunte io stendo a te!" (Tosca, Scarpia, Spoletta)
    • II: "E qual via scegliete?" (Scarpia, Tosca)

Details

  • Directed by: Patricia Foy
  • Production date: 2013
  • Recording date: 1965
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min
  • Production: BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Tito Gobbi | Baritone
  • Rigoletto:

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